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    Move or delete MSOCache (2003)

    Have you ever wanted to move the MSOCache to a different drive? Well here is a Microsoft tool that will do it for you.

    Office 2003 Tool: Local Installation Source Tool
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    The Local Installation Source Tool is a wizard to help manage your Local Installation Source (LIS) on computers running Microsoft Office 2003. The LIS Tool allows you to enable or disable LIS, and to move the MsoCache folder to a new volume. This download is intended for use by customers and network administrators with LIS issues who contact Microsoft Product Support Services.

    Local Installation Source is a Setup feature. When a user installs Microsoft Office 2003 from a CD or a compressed CD image on the network, Setup copies any required installation files to a hidden folder on the local computer. Microsoft Windows Installer uses this local installation source to install Office, and the local source remains available for repairing, reinstalling or updating Office later on. Users can install features on demand or run Setup in maintenance mode to add new features without their original media.

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    Re: Move or delete MSOCache (2003)

    This is all I (now?) have in mine - no files...

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    Re: Move or delete MSOCache (2003)

    This what mine looks like, each numbered folder has similar sub folders and files.
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    Re: Move or delete MSOCache (2003)

    Looks like I must have got enthusiastic about doing deletions, some time in the past. Beats me why MS put MSOCACHE in the root directory, anyway, not under WINDOWS like (all?) the others are.

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    Re: Move or delete MSOCache (2003)

    Mine is at the ROOT level of my C drive. It was at the ROOT level of my E drive partition, which I am wanting to delete and expand the size of my C and D partitions.

    When you do Office Updates or when you need a NEW converter that you have not used, are you asked for the CDs?

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    Re: Move or delete MSOCache (2003)

    > When you do Office Updates or when you need a NEW converter that you have not used, are you asked for the CDs?

    I don't remember this having been the case, but then again, I can't remember a major Office 2003 update in the (recent) past!

    John

    PS On trying the LISTool to which you link, it seems you can only move the MSOCache directory to the root of another drive, not to where I would actually want it placed!
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    Re: Move or delete MSOCache (2003)

    That is correct it has always been a requirement to be at root of a drive.
    When installing Office and you selected to copy "Installation Files" to the hard drive this is when and where they are copied. The installer will find a drive that has lost of room, if one has more that one drive or partition.

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